The Jane Page Lecture Series presents "Big Rube"
American rapper and hip-hop producer Ruben Bailey, also known as “Big Rube,” will take the stage on Friday, April 20 at the Statesboro Campus of Georgia Southern University, to speak about hip hop pedagogy and the influence of southern culture on the hip hop industry. With over 20 years experience producing and performing in Atlanta, Big Rube has a wealth of experience and knowledge about the hip hop industry. A first generation member of the Dungeon Family and Society of Soul music collective, he has produced for groups including OutKast, Bubba Sparxxx, Goodie Mob, Killer Mike, and Witchdoctor. In 1996, Big Rube appeared on the Red Hot Organization’s compilation CD, “America is Dying Slowly,” alongside Biz Markie, Coolio and Fat Joe, among many other prominent hip hop artists. The CD, meant to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic among African American men, was heralded as "a masterpiece" by The Source magazine.
The lecture is a part of the Jane Page Lecture Series and will be held on Friday, April 20 on the Statesboro Campus of Georgia Southern University, Information Technology (IT) Building, Room 1004.
The Jane Page Lecture Series was created by College of Education (COE) professor emerita Jane Page, Ed.D. After serving the College for 26 years and upon her retirement in 2005, Page created the Jane A. Page Distinguished Lecture Fund to provide an opportunity for the Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading to host a lecture series. The fund allows an experience for COE students and faculty to hear from notable professionals in the field of education.
This lecture was also supported by Georgia Southern University's Center for Africana Studies and the Department of Political Science and International Studies, as well as Meritt & Meritt Law Firm.
Friday, April 20 at 7:00pm
Information Technology Building (Statesboro Campus), 1004
1100 I.T. Dr., Statesboro, GA 30458